Inclusive Tapered Implant System
Case Study: Immediate Provisional Implant Case Using 3D Virtual Planning and Surgical Guide
A healthy 58-year-old female presented with a past history of a fall resulting in traumatic avulsion of teeth Nos. 22 through 26 as well as significant loss of the alveolar ridge height and width (Figure 1). A surgical procedure was previously performed to augment the defect with a mixture of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) with Puros (Zimmer) allograft material, stabilized with a titanium mesh (Figure 2). Following an informed consent discussion of the alternatives, benefits, and complications, the patient agreed to the following treatment plan: 1. Surgical removal of the titanium mesh 2. Implant placement with...Read More
Over $5 Billion for a Good Night’s Sleep?!
The global sleep apnea devices market is expected to reach $5.3 billion by 2020, a huge increase from an estimated $3.7 billion in 2015, reports Markets and Markets . The 5-year predicted increase is due to increased awareness of oral appliances, an increasing number of diagnosed sleep apnea patients, and improved reimbursement rates, along with other factors. Therapeutic oral appliances are expected to register double-digit growth in the forecast period, according to the report. This is good news for manufacturers of oral sleep appliances such as Keller Labs, Somnomed, and Glidewell. By region,...Read More